WOYWW 499

TAKE TIME TO THANK, TO SHARE, TO LOVE....

Happy Christmas to you all, lovely WOYWWers and others who read but don't comment - thanks for stopping by this blog each week and reading my nonsense. It's week 499 of WOYWW! Congrats to Julia on a momentous 500th bloggyversary next week.

There is very little to share this week:
Yesterday morning before the unwrapping started! I did make those two stockings though as both boys are home, I had great fun using up some spare fleecy fabric - all the daft little knick knack presents went in them and I think the boys liked them!

Those who are in the know are aware that I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan - you can see a lot of his books on the bookshelves there - well, one of my presents was:

I'm a jigsaw fan too!

But this, I think, is going to take some time!!  Ah well, it'll keep me quiet (maybe that's why Gordon got it for me, lol!!)

And I shall leave you with one of the prezzies I got from Julia:

Love it!! That's going up on the JanCave wall straightaway :-D

And so, to all my dear digital/analogue friends, may I wish you a happy, healthy and fun-filled 2019. Here's to another year of desky shenanigans and wonderful friendship.

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WOYWW 498

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.....

The last Wednesday before the main event! Thanks for all the wonderful support, comments and feedback this past twelve months - I can't believe how quickly it's gone and how much has been packed in :-D  Let's hope 2019 is a kinder, happier and healthy time for us all.

The desk hasn't seen much crafting:
but has been the wrapping station.

I bought some teeny prezzies for my WI mates, can't tell you what they are as I know some of the girls read this blog!  I enjoyed myself a lot playing with pretty tissue paper, twine and buttons.

One crafting achievement to show you though is:
I came second in all the points total for competitions in the group last year! It's a nice thing to have especially with the banner roundel at the top, which I was part of creating.

I shall leave you with a bit of retail therapy that I indulged in last week:

Isn't it gorgeous? I love Whitby and 50's style posters and the work of this artist, Georgina Westley, really floats my boat. Brilliant designs for a very reasonable cost. Check out her work. I'm pretty sure I shall have to get a couple more!!

Only four more playing events with my bands and then I shall be putting my feet up and indulging in a gin or two. Merry Christmas you lovely lot, hope you have a wonderful time xx

WOYWW 497

ON THE SECOND WEEK OF CHRISTMAS
MY CRAFTING WENT LIKE THIS......

(Many people asked if I was going to carry on the carol so it seemed a shame not to!)

On the sixth day of Christmas:
Pretty snow cones made by my WI buddy Gisela

On the seventh day of Christmas:
There HAD been seven biscuits on the plate at the WI craft club but two have been eaten by the girls!!

On the eighth day....
Two eight inch strips of red dotty fabric. But what am I making?? You'd never guess in a million years! All will be revealed later :-D

On the 9th day.....
A little forest of trees in our dining room (I'm counting the white ones as a unit so I can cheat the numbers, lol!!)

On the tenth of Christmas:
I made a couple of these tags in the WI group and put them onto cardstock - I enjoyed it so much I made some more and there's 10 of them - convenient huh?! Julia had donated some card blanks to me and I've used up a few.

On the 11th day of Christmas, up in the cave of Jan:
11 things necessary to make some bunting (the flags are counted as one unit of stash)

ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEE:
12 baubles on the wreath I made which is now gracing the front door!

And a son helping with the jigsaw-aw-aw-aw:

Owen popped home for the weekend as it was G's birthday - so good to see him!

Now then, you've forgotten about those red 8" strips, haven't you? Well, they became:

*DRUM ROLL*

An eye patch for a dog!!

Poor little Seren (Welsh for Star) had to have an eye removed because of glaucoma and while the wound has healed, her mum and dad (who are in band with me) asked if I could help. D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


Back to a normal post next week! Well, as normal as it can be.......... ;-)








WOYWW 496

IN THE FIRST WEEK OF CHRISTMAS
WE HAD A LOT OF FUN.....
(with sincere apologies to those of you who love the original carol....)

One bestie crafting:




(Julia made the lovely toppers, I just plonked them onto card, lol!)


TWO LARGE GINS


Well, it's gotta be done ;-)

THREE LOVELY FRIENDS:


Mary ransacked her garden and we had a fun wreath making session in her gorgeous cottage!

FOUR RNLI LADIES:


We made a good amount in the Carnival fair for our local station.

FIVE YELLOW WELLIEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS.........


...wot I made for the tree in town!

And a brass band tooting with glee......




 I've had a lot of fun!!

Joining in the desky madness at Julia's Stamping Ground, which must surely be a candidate for the Longest Running Blog Hop out there xx

Enjoy your week!














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